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Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious accomodation with large private swimming pool and breathtaking views

Nestled in 80 acres in the Maremma countryside, a quiet and tranquil setting in grounds with garden, vines, olive grove and woodland. The house is 200 years old extended utilizing local stone and antique floor and roof tiles. Stunning and spacious with 4 bedrooms downstairs each with ensuite bath or shower separated from the living area by a long wide hallway. Upstairs a further bedroom with ensuite shower and bath. There is a private terrace leading off from this bedroom. The sitting room and kitchen have high ceilings with chestnut beams. The kitchen is well equipped with a central island with ample china, glassware and cooking equipment. A terrace off the kitchen is perfect for morning sunshine. There is an inside dining area that leads out to a loggia that has a dining and seating area. Steps down from the terrace lead down to the large private swimming pool. (10 X 5 metres) There is a further toilet & shower/changing room.

John Chandler
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Scansano in GR

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • Three bedrooms have ensuite shower and toilets, one has bath and toilet. The master bedroom has bath and shower. There is a shower and toilet at the back of the house near to the swimming pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed can be separated into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed can be separated into 2 single beds
  • All downstairs rooms have direct access to the gardens. The master bedroom has its own private terrace.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
The house is a non smoking house. The house is mainly on one level so it suitable for children and the elderly, but there are steps down to the swimming pool from the house. There is a terrace running around the house. Please also note that the swimming pool is unguarded but visible from the terrace. Children should be supervised and guests swim at their own risk


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Toscane at its best

  • 5 of 5

Back in Holland with nice memories from the Chandler castle.

Splendid house! With the kitchen equipment you could start

a restaurant. A huge veranda in the shade with

long table. Big swimming pool. Effective oak tree

near the water also providing shade. The house,

veranda, terrace and swimming pool are clever combinated.

We had houses in Italy where we had to walk 100 mtrs and more

for the pool. Not convenient when you want a drink.

Vents on the ceiling in the sleeping rooms were perfect for

the night.

Children loved the huge collection of DVD’s for the evening.

I saw the fotographs of the building in 2002. Must have been

a real challenge. By the way the house in real is better than the

pictures on the web.

The last mile driving is a little bit bumpy but also increasing the adventure feeling.

Juniper the local contact is service oriented. Good guy.

With some experience in Italy with renting

holiday houses we would grade this house on number one!

This is Toscane at its best.

Rob Schapink Holland

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in the most peaceful countryside

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this vila with my husband and two young children (2.5 years and 8 months) plus both sets of parents.

We all had a fantastic holiday in this amazing villa which had everything you could ever want/need on a holiday. John and Angie even bought an inflatable boat for my son to use in the pool during our stay.

The accomadation is easily 5 star and was so incredibly spacious that we never felt on top of each other.

All the bedrooms are of equal size (other than the master) are big and beautifully decorated/furnished. As is every room in the villa.

We tended to hang round the pool rather than explore Tuscany but we don't feel as if we missed out in any way.

From the moment you contact John and Angie they make you feel so welcome. Infact, we felt it was more like renting from a friend than someone on the internet. John and Angie actually flew out to meet us the day we were leaving!

We would recommend this villa if you are looking for the perfect relaxing holiday with great company, superb views and amazing food and wine.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheshire, U.K.

Beautiful villa in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb property. It is equipped to a very high standard, well maintained, spacious and situated in a fantastic setting with glorious views. The pool is large and is kept immaculately clean.

The drive down to the property from the main road is a little rough, but we had no problems with it and is perhaps to be expected given the privacy and isolation which the property enjoys.

We spent a lot of the time at the house, but there are plenty of beautiful towns nearby which are well worth visiting. We ventured further afield only once, to Siena, though Pisa, Rome and Florence are all within reach.

We enjoyed a decent, good value meal in Arcille and a wonderful, dearer but even better value, meal in Istia d'Ombrone.

I have no hesitation in saying that this is the best holiday of this type we have ever had and I thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oslo, Norway

Wonderful villa in the Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for four weeks in July 2009, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We are a Norwegian family of five (all seasoned travellers); two adults and three children aged 1, 7 and 10, and we all had a wonderful time at this place. We have also had friends and family visiting, all of whom expressed their admiration for this fantastic property.

The house is beautiful both on the exterior and interior, very spacious and comfortable with all amenities you could ever wish for. It is obvious that the owners have put their hearts into making this an incredibly attractive property with an elegant, yet relaxed and homely atmosphere, appealing to every generation. There is a large 15-metre swimming pool and sun loungers on the pool deck. Very nice shaded terrace with a long table that seats 12-14 people, if needed. Pretty garden surrounding the house, with a lawn, a field and lovely flower beds with rosemary, sage and mint. We had wonderful weather every day of our stay, hardly any clouds and bright sunshine from early morning, with breathtaking sunsets in the evening. The soothing breeze through the valley makes the heat very bearable and we were pleasantly surprised that even with temperatures at times well over 30 degrees Celsius, it was always very comfortable and never too hot. The bedrooms stay comfortably cool with open windows/doors and closed shutters and ceiling fans at nighttime.

Fantastic views in all directions of a beautiful Tuscan countryside, with green hills, olive groves and vineyards, and farmland in the distance. One should be aware that the house is in a quiet and rural area, with the closest neighbour almost half a kilometre away and the closest (tiny) village a steep 1,5 kilometre walk/drive from the house, which means you need a car to get anywhere. We went on very enjoyable trips to the seaside at Castiglione della Pescaia, Monte Argentario and Elba, as well as Siena, Pitigliano, Pisa and Lucca, in addition to having dinner in several of the nearby villages/towns.

The owner has been a pleasure to communicate with ever since we first got in touch, and he has been very informative, accommodating and made us feel very welcome. In every caring detail in this house you notice that this is somebody's home, and not just a "professional rental property", which made all the difference to us. We truly feel that we have been very lucky to find this property and this owner, and give this place our warmest recommendations.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Castiglione della pescaia
Car: necessary

Located one mile from Polveraia a tiny village with a shop and 25 minutes from Grosseto a city with all amenities. The house is in a rural area with stunning long views. Beautiful hill top towns like Scansano are located within 30 minutes of the house. The beaches of the Maremma including Castiglione della Pescaia, Talamone and Marina de Grosseto are all easily reached within 50 minutes. Rome is 2 hours south and Sienna 1 hour to the north, but heaven is at the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Scansano, Grosseto region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Special Offer
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2
22 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

If you require to rent the property outside of the dates mentioned, please call or e-mail to discuss. A security deposit of £500 is required per booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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